Puccinia lapsanae

Description

Puccinia lapsanae is a gall fungus affecting Nipplewort (Lapsana communis), particularly very young plants. Both the leaf blades and petioles may become grossly distorted, with both sides having reddish purple blisters.

Habitat

Wherever Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) occurs.

When to see it

When Nipplewort is in leaf.

UK Status

It is widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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